@SteveYeagerNV Four days later. Attempt to lighten late-session mood is abject failure.
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Metro says minor offenses won't lead to getting ICEd.
We tried to get info on this; stone wall went up.
GOP dis… t.co/F3M6gVjUjt
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So @orrinjohnson and I have very different views of the two-thirds requirement for taxes in #nvleg, and you can fin… t.co/ks1jlNiqqD
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Follow @JackieValley for #WeMatter updates. t.co/ZviDM3UdvY
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Yes, it’s a real mystery what the difference is. t.co/wCqNhv7rpA
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"Beyond the endless North-South political struggle over the school roiling beneath the surface of the issue, there’… t.co/bttMTUNmX7
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"Most of the time, the overspending is hard to see, because it’s just bloat on otherwise good and necessary spendin… t.co/YFBSYM5WkM
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I wrote a thing. Please read.
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"Once again, no matter the final result, the Gang of 63 has employed a Wimpy style of fiscal legislating: They will… t.co/hkjYmGHl8n
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She was beaten while pregnant in Mexico, got a short-term visa to be in the US, overstayed it to stay in America an… t.co/pa1JnAHmhN
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@meganmesserly "...there's near widespread agreement that something needs to be done about Nevada’s property tax sy… t.co/TffobQudyP
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If you want to read a deep dive into how screwed-up Nevada's tax system is and how much money is left lying on the… t.co/5yKBmfVCyM
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Marco Rubio wants Sheldon Adelson's money -- what GOP presidential hopeful wouldn't? -- but he also has to live with a history of opposing gaming expansion in Florida. This issue surfaced again Thursday when The Washington Post published a piece on Rubio's signing on to the Adelson-backed online gaming ban, and included this: "In the past, Rubio has been highly critical of the gaming industry in Las Vegas....In 2011, again opposing more gambling in south Florida, he pointed to maladies in...
A group of Nevada businesses, including slot bar giant Dotty's and Tilman Fertitta (whose family hates Dotty's), has sued Gov. Brian Sandoval, asking that the minimum wage amendment to the state Constitution be thrown out. The complaint from these strange bedfellows, which is below, asserts that the amendment, which raised the minimum wage to $8.25 for businesses that don't pay health care benefits and $7.25 for those that do, was passed twice with nearly 70 percent of the vote in 2004 and 2006...
If you believe an internal poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, if you think it's more than name recognition after a statewide bid, if you believe this was released for any reason besides fundraising, then you need to increse your political education. Lucy Flores crushing everyone else? Ruben Kihuen, Susie Lee and John Oceguera might as well get out now. Here's the memo, courtesy of Politico Pro: From: Tom Jensen, Director of Public Policy Polling To: Interested Parties Subject: Lucy...
Jon: Secretary Clinton, welcome to Ralston Live. Thanks for coming on. You repeated a line today in your speech to NALEO that you said Las Vegas when you were at a high school a few weeks ago and it was “If Congress continues to refuse to act,” this is on immigration reform, “as President I would do everything possible under the law to go even further.” You know what the President’s powers are. What do you mean specifically? What could you do more than the President has...
Here we go again. Supporters of Rand Paul's presidential campaign have begun their attempt to cement the campaign's control of the Republican Party apparatus in Nevada by trying to elevate one of their own to the chairmanship of the largest county party, using the Kentucky senator's name to boost his candidacy. Using a picture of Paul to motivate supporters, superimposing his likeness onto the iconic Uncle Sam Army recruiting poster, the Paulites are trying to stack a meeting next week to help...
American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman has sent a letter to presidential hopefuls informing them "it is imperative" that they learn about the industry as they seek votes in Nevada and elsewhere where casinos are prevalent. "While gaming’s presence is largest in Nevada, it is not limited to the Silver State," Freeman wrote. "As you travel to other key presidential states, you will quickly realize that gaming is no longer a niche, novel industry, but a nationwide, quarter-of-a-...
Conservatives didn't get everything they wanted in a new collective bargaining law. But they secured enough so-called reforms to embolden Clark County managers to make some changes. Service Employees International Union officials have protested and found allies on the board: Chris Giunchigliani and especially Tom Collins, who has responded by comparing Chairman Steve Sisolak to Scott Walker. Sisolak said he is following the advice of Clark County Counsel Mary-Anne Miller, who said the county...
A few days after he announced his candidacy, Jeb Bush rolled out some Nevada backers. Rep. Mark Amodei leads the list, which also includes several lawmakers and former first lady Dema Guinn, a consummate Establishment luminary. Assemblyman Pat Hickey Tweeted about his support Wednesday morning. Also on the list: Lawmakers Greg Brower and Lynn Stewart, like Hickey considered moderates (and backers of the governor's education plan, which Bush influenced, and his tax package); and Las Vegas...
Here's the report from the credit rating service, Moody's, in reaction to the Cark County schools deconsolidation bill signing: Local Government Clark County School District, NV Reorganization Poses Uncertainty, a Credit Negative Last Thursday, Nevada (Aa2 stable) Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation that requires a reorganization of the Clark County School District (A1 stable) into smaller entities by July 1, 2018. The law calls for advisory and technical committees to develop a plan for...
Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen, once lobbied by Sen. Harry Reid to hire his son as city attorney, now wants to give Josh Reid a lengthy contract extension with built-in salary boosts that eventually would amount to more than a 20 per cent increase. Hafen put the item on next week's council agenda right after a standard item for Reid the Younger's annual evaluation, asking his colleagues to approve a second contract extension for the city attorney, who makes $208,000 a year and would be at more than...